Christopher Endy

Professor of History
Phone: (323) 343-2046
Office: King Hall C4076A (fourth floor)
Online Office Hours via Zoom during Campus Coronavirus Closure: Tuesdays and Thurdsays, 3:00 to 4:00pm. I have posted on Canvas a fixed Zoom link for office hours for the rest of the spring. Click on the link and I'll be there on video chat. If you are not enrolled in a class with me this semester, please send me an email and I will give you the same Zoom link. 

Spring 2020 Classes:

  • HNRS 1300 (section 1): Reading Los Angeles // King Hall C4071 // Tues/Thur 12:15-1:30 pm // syllabus
  • HIST 3090: History Research Methods // King Hall B1006 // Tuesday 6:00-8:45 pm // syllabus
  • HIST 4820: History of U.S. Popular Culture // King Hall C2014 // Tues/THur 1:40-2:55 pm // syllabus
Photograph of Chris Endy reading a book.
I joined the History Department at Cal State LA in 2000. As a historian of U.S. international relations, I have written on the rise of international tourism and on U.S. relations with France during the Cold War.  My book, Cold War Holidays, won the Bernath Book Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. My current historical research explores controversies surrounding multinational corporations and commerce since the late nineteenth century.  In recent years, I have partnered with fellow historians to publish on new methods for teaching history in college, especially the use of peer mentors or learning facilitators in introductory U.S. history courses. Click here for my articles in the History Teacher (2017) and the Journal of American History (2020).  I enjoy working with and learning from high school teachers to help bridge the gap between K-12 classrooms and college. For more on my research and teaching activities, see below. Head here for a full c.v. (.pdf).
Resources for History Students and Teachers
Glossary of Historiographic Terms -- Learn how to talk like a historian!  
The Bookends Method for Smartly Skimming Books -- Learn how to tackle massive reading assignments in less time.
The Bookends Method -- longer version on how to read and skim.
How to Write an Argumentative Essay: A guide for writing like a historian.
Book cover for Cold War Holidays by Christopher Endy
Classes at Cal State LA
Educational Background
Ph.D. in History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000
MA in History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996
BA in History and Political Science, Duke University, 1994
My Favorite Things
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Duke and UNC Mascots at a 1957 sporting contest







Photo above: The Duke-UNC rivalry, circa 1957  (from the Duke University Archives)